They did in europe..
Vector came about in 2003 with linear, arc, vector, i guess they were doing some sort of thing with line shapes... The united states probably prefered AERO, as they still use vector in Europe don't they?
The "linear, Arc, Vector" naming always came across to me as more of the typical GM marketing BS that gave us stuff like the retarded "born from jets" campaign.
I hope that Koenigsegg takes those names out back to be shot and replaces them with something sensible like the S, SE, Aero naming that Saab used to use. It's much more restrained and scandinavian sounding than the "linear, arc, vector" model names, those just sounded to me as if they belonged on a pontiac or chevy.
While we're at it, could we replace the nonsensical 9-X names with the 900's and 9000's of yore? Is it too late for Koenigsaab to swap some badge tooling and release the NG9-5 under the 9000 name?
Those names made sense and had some real heritage behind them. Or to put it this way, has BMW or Mercedes ever changed their model names to appease the marketers in the past 30 years?
I don't think that Saab should do the retro thing for their upcoming products, but bringing back the old model designations would be a great way to tie the future models into what is really a great, rich heritage in a way that will really resonate with people who remember the kinds of cars that Saab used to build.